We've been all over the island in the last 40 years, and we think Aliomanu Bay is the very best spot on Kauai. We stopped staying anywhere else years ago. Location and affordability keep us coming back to this home. We can day trip to the south, or to the north within an hour's drive. It has everything our family needs for outside play too-like beach towels, boogie boards, kayaks and sand chairs, plus everything we need inside-like comfortable beds, a well stocked kitchen, and luxury bath towels. There is a large reef that keeps the major waves far out in the ocean and creates a perfect place to swim and snorkel. It is extremely private too. We'd see a few people now and then stopping for a swim, but mostly we had the beach to ourselves. There are a few little kawinkiedinks with this home, but we don't mind. The sun and the constant water are obviously really hard on the houses there. The doors can be a little sticky, but if we wanted everything to look and operate just like it does at home, part of the adventure of a new experience would not exist. It's a really wonderful home overall. We stayed 16 days this time, and really appreciated all that goes into preparing the home for our arrival, and what has to be restocked and looked after, after our departure. The housekeeping staff obviously works very diligently to cover the bases. Once you stay here, you'll be back too!